7 Things To Consider for Your New Office
7 Things To Consider for Your New OfficeJune 15, 2016
A big number of Elisha Telecom clients are SME’s that are up for the challenge and are looking forward to growth in the next 2 – 3 years. As a provider of Open Sourced Solutions that helps SME’s spending on unnecessary license fees and other expenditure, we have come up with more ways for entrepreneurs to maximize their capital for their new business.
Here are 7 Things To Consider for Your New Office:
Do you intend to stick to just 15 employees after your first year? We don’t think so. It may come as a shock that you are paying for an office space with less employees but this saves up time and effort in the long run. Moving offices is hard and this may even provide additional unnecessary stress to your employees – which you could easily avoid. Your projections alone can save you a lot especially if you stick to your goal.
Most companies are on the prowl of getting the best places in business districts. You may even notice that recruitment firms are usually near the ground floor and high end businesses occupy those near the building’s penthouse. Even on a tight budget, and with the help of an experienced real estate broker, you can easily find a good location at the best price.
Targeting areas where public transportation terminals are nearby is also up for consideration so employees would not have to be stuck in heavy traffic before and after work. Some companies even consider the offices nearby to make it easier to attract potential clients.
Some office spaces are costly but it is usually because monthly fees for the building’s utility and other services demand so much from its tenants. However, it becomes useful in making sure that employees are provided with clean restrooms and there are less issues of water shortages, broken elevators and escalators.
There is no such thing as too much security. Like your company’s database, you have to make sure that you have a fool proof way to secure your office. Servers, laptops and PCs have access to your data and these are just some of the hardware that you would never want to be stolen.
- Office Equipment
The dilemma is what you actually want versus what your company really needs. Most companies make the mistake of buying high-end laptops for employees who do basic work that a basic laptop could achieve. This decision can make an impact on savings. TechRadar has an interesting topic on buying refurbished laptops that you can read here as well to maximize your savings further.
Carefully plan your infrastructure and avoid scope creeping. Some key decision makers are usually overwhelmed with the number of providers for Email, Cloud Storage, CRM and Internet that it takes a long time before a process is fully established. There are many options out there that you can choose from and can help you even in the long run. Carefully decide on what you want. This can help you save time and effort in migrating to a better service that you could have gotten instead from the beginning.
- Phone System
Your company’s communication system should be just as sturdy as your other infrastructure. We have previously talked about options if you should use Analog Lines or stated why you should switch to VoIP. Keeping in mind several failover solutions to anticipated problems can help you also decide if you need a Fully Managed IP PBX or an On Premise IP PBX. More than anything, loss of communication has significant impact on revenue.